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THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234

Office of P-20 Education Policy
Child Nutrition Program Administration
89 Washington Avenue, Room 375 EBA, Albany, NY 12234
Phone: (518) 473-8781 Fax: (518) 473-0018

To: 
District Superintendents, Superintendents, Principals
From: 
Renee Rider, Assistant Commissioner
Date: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Subject: 
Farm to School Program Request for Proposal

The Governor's Office recently announced a third round of funding available through the state's Farm to School Program. $1,000,000 in grants is available for projects that help serve school age children healthy, locally grown food. Grant proposals must request at least $25,000 and no more than $100,000 in funding over the term of the project.

All School Food Authorities (SFAs) and Recipient Agencies (RAs) in New York are eligible to apply for a Farm to School grant award(s) including public school districts, non-profit nonpublic schools, charter schools, residential care institutions, and Indian tribe organizations. Application are due Friday, November 3, 2017 by 4:00pm.

The Department of Agriculture and Markets is holding a webinar for all potential applicants on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 10am. Questions may be posed during the webinar.

https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/j.php?MTID=mfca8257a780ad6fd70bccddcebed...

After the webinar, any additional questions may be submitted to Meg McCabe at meg.mccabe@agriculture.ny.gov .

Please see the Farm to School Program Grant RFP and Intructions below.

Farm to School Program Grant Request for Proposal

Instructions for the RFP

 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    program.intake@usda.gov

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Click here for Nondiscrimination Statement translations.

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